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Looking at some usernames on this forum i sometimes wonder how they came up with their name. Obviously some have user names that are their real name but others are a little more bizarre. When i decided to join prospecting forums i didn't know what to have, so googled how you say Gold in different languages. I came across "Jin" which is the Chinese term for gold.

 

 

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The HBO series Deadwood.  The way Mr Wu called Al Swearengen..   Swegin.

 

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Funny post, I thought you were called Jin because you were rather partial to Gin ?

phrunt was an old 80s and early 90's now defunct skateboard brand and I was quite into skateboarding in my day and was an early adopter of the internet having my first connection in 1990 through a University so used the name ever since.

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Norvic from the north of OZ, Vic being my first name. Top thread, interesting info. Like you Phrunt I got into the internet early, built a very crude web page for my business that I believe didn`t stir up an iota of business, formed an early opinion that the internet wasn`t for business promotion...…...wow how wrong was I.

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Mop is a inherited nickname from my brother (had this blond afro going on when younger), I was called little Mop when younger now Mop as an adult. My wife was called Misses Mop for a few years as well.

When I go back home my 3 boys are still called little Mop, even though they are bigger than me, from a few locals.

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When I worked in the film business it would take me away from home 6 to 10 months at a time. I had a young son who played Spearhead online and so I joined the server(s) he played on so I could play the game with him from across the country. Flakmagnet was the handle I gave myself and then later, used it as an online handle for gold forums as well.

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Jim is my real name, I added the "Alaska" as a description of where I was from on forums when I lived in Alaska. I still use it only because it is what people have come to know me as, even though I no longer live in Alaska.

I guess I have the "old timers" mentality that if I change it at this late date, no one will know who I am.  :biggrin:

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33 minutes ago, flakmagnet said:

When I worked in the film business 

You did good work by the way. ?   

 

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My forum name is straightforward, but my Youtube name - USMiner was created randomly by a piece of software I wrote in the early-2000's which combined letters + numbers sequentially in all combinations and scanned for open domain names for potential development or resale. Years later when I got really into prospecting, I needed a handle and remembered that name, saw the domain was still open. My dogs all got names with related, perhaps uninspiring methods, I'm not good with names. :biggrin:

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The origin of my login is pretty simple. My name is Mark, and I'm from California. ?

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